Shanghai achieves ‘zero COVID’ status but normal life is weeks away

Data this week shows the havoc wrought on the economy by the lockdown in Shanghai and the curbs in dozens of other major cities, with retail sales and industrial output plunging at their fastest pace in more than two years in April Shanghai achieved on Tuesday, May 17, the long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days … Read more

Shanghai hunkers down for final COVID battle, Beijing outbreak stubborn

‘Nerves are frayed and people have no end goal to look forward to,’ says a resident SHANGHAI, China – Shanghai was tightening its COVID-19 lockdown for what it hoped would be the final week of its battle with the virus before it could gradually begin to ease restrictions, while Beijing kept fighting its much smaller … Read more

Tesla stutters under tighter Shanghai lockdown, Beijing keeps hunting COVID

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, China – Tesla operated its Shanghai plant well below capacity on Tuesday, May 10, showing the problems face trying to ramp up output under a tightening COVID-19 lockdown, while China’s capital kept up its fight with a small but stubborn outbreak. Many of the hundreds of companies reopening factories in Shanghai in recent weeks … Read more

US Congress plans nearly $40 billion more for Ukraine, COVID aid to wait

The new proposal includes an additional $3.4 billion for military aid and $3.4 billion in humanitarian aid WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US congressional Democrats agreed to rush $39.8 billion in additional aid for Ukraine, two sources familiar with the proposal said on Monday, May 9, easing fears a delayed vote could interrupt the flow of … Read more

Shanghai hits key milestone in COVID battle as China cases fall

Shanghai said it detected no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas for Friday, April 29, a key milestone in its battle to contain the virus, which has paralysed the city of 25 million and seen Beijing scramble to avert a similar crisis. Scenes of homes and buildings in China’s most populous city being caged to … Read more

Lengthy run-outs for Mane and Salah, Zaha injury, Covid latest

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points of the day in FPL Daily, a series that services weekdays where there is no press conference round-up or Premier League match. We’re extending our scope back a little further to the events of Tuesday night here, as there were multiple Premier League players … Read more

Eriksen Covid latest as Maddison and Castagne haul

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Leicester City v Brentford in our latest Scout Notes. All stats taken from this article are from our Premium Members Area. MADDISON AND BARNES’ HOME COMFORTS James Maddison (£6.8m) continued his impressive home form in Gameweek 30, with his fourth goal in his … Read more

Many people abandoning pets as they leave Hong Kong over COVID rules

As airlines have cut the number of flights to and from Hong Kong because of its tough quarantine requirements, those who want to fly with their pets face fewer options, longer waiting lists and costs of up to tens of thousands of dollars HONG KONG – At Hong Kong Dog Rescue, Eva Sit kneels and … Read more